The focus of this book is the diversity of items of uniform and equipment used in the artillery. Drawing on unique collections, helmets, uniforms, epaulettes, shoulder boards, edged weapons and other items of uniform and equipment are clearly presented to the reader. It first provides an outline of the formative history of the development of the German artillery from 1871 to 1914 as well as the technical services and training facilities. Next the uniforms of the Prussian field artillery and the contingents of the Grand Duchies of Baden, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Oldenburg and the Duchy of Brunswick are dealt with. This portrayal of the field artillery closes with the Kingdoms of Bavaria, Saxony and Wurttemberg.
The second part of the book first covers the Prussian foot artillery, Baden’s foot artillery regiment, then Wurttemberg’s intermittently existing foot artillery and finally the Royal Bavarian and Royal Saxon foot artillery.
The final part of the book is dedicated to the uniforms of the technical services and training facilities of the artillery. Excellent! H/C. 517p.